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Online Dialogue about Health Care Extended

Updated: 11/18/2008 - The "Voices for Health Care" effort in Kansas, Ohio and Mississippi has been extended through Nov. 26th. It's an online forum to explore priorities for health care reform.

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Riley County Drug Bust

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Three people were arrested in Riley County as part of an on-going drug investigation. The Riley County Police Department says Travis Jackson, Megan Fuller and Chelsae Hart are being held on drug charges.

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Kansas SRS Celebrates 35 Years

Updated: 11/18/2008 - A Kansas government organization celebrates a birthday the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services Friday celebrated it 35th year with punch and cookies.

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Red Cross Donation

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Fun and games helped some local students make a big difference. Students at Shawnee Heights Middle School presented a check for $1,700 to the Kansas Capital Area Chapter of the American Red Cross.

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Money Smart Kids

Updated: 11/18/2008 - It is not just about piggy banks anymore for some Topeka middle school students. Today, they learned all about responsible money management. Sixth, seventh and eighth grade students from USD 501 and 437 participated in the Money Smart Financial Management Camp.

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Hearing in Kansas Abortion Case Targets Prosecutors

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Two former Kansas attorneys general will be in court next week to defend their actions in the prosecution of Dr. George Tiller. Phill Kline is accused of being overzealous. Paul Morrison is accused of letting his mistress sway him.

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Students Spend Day Learning About Finances

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Sixth, seventh and eighth grade students from USD 501 and USD 437 participated in the "Money Smart Financial Management Camp" Friday. The event was put on by the State Treasurer's office, KS Credit Union Association and the Capital Chapter of Credit Unions.

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Clinton could be mixed blessing as No. 1 diplomat

Updated: 11/18/2008 - During the Democrats' quarrelsome nominating contest, Hillary Rodham Clinton argued that she, and not upstart rival Barack Obama, had more impressive credentials as a statesman: familiarity with world leaders and problems, toughness under fire.

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Governor Signs Red Ribbon Proclamation

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Gov. Kathleen Sebelius signed a proclamation Friday for Red Ribbon Week. Miss Kansas, Emily Deaver, was on hand for the ceremony. She's chosen drug and alcohol abuse prevention as her platform for the Miss American competition.

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U.S. Names First Female 4-Star General

Updated: 11/18/2008 - From its humble beginning 33 years ago at an Army post in Oklahoma, the career of Ann E. Dunwoody ascended Friday to a peak never before reached by a woman in the U.S. military: four-star general.

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3 Chicago Teens Drown During Leadership Retreat

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Three high school students on a leadership camping retreat sneaked away from chaperones and drowned early Friday in paddle boats with floor plugs that had been removed for winter.

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Ga. Priest Facing Excommunication Will Appeal

Updated: 11/18/2008 - A Georgia priest facing excommunication for supporting the ordination of women said Friday he plans to visit the Vatican with a contingent of fellow priests and a bishop to appeal the decision.

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Lobbyists Adapt to Power Shift

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Wanted: Democratic congressional aide seeking new career. Must have strong powers of persuasion, excellent connections and good marksmanship. Contact the National Rifle Association's government affairs office for details.

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Counting the Dead Gets More Complicated in Iraq

Updated: 11/18/2008 - This much is agreed — a double bombing in Baghdad struck a school bus and those responding to the first blast. But the difference in casualty figures was stark. Iraqi officials said 31 people died; the U.S. military put the death toll at five.

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Firefighters Race to Stop Blaze Before Winds Erupt

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Firefighters struggled to get control of a raging wildfire Friday that destroyed more than 100 homes and injured 13 people in this Mediterranean-style coastal town that has been home to celebrities from Charlie Chaplin to Oprah Winfrey.

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Governor Sebelius Signs Red Ribbon Week Proclamation

Updated: 11/18/2008 - The Governor signed a proclamation Friday that will help educate Kansas kids about the dangers of drugs. At eleven Friday morning Governor Sebelius signed the Red Ribbon Week Proclamation.

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